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Reliability Services Technical Specialist

Posted by: DAK Americas

Posted date: 2017-Nov-03

Location: Columbia, SC

Company Information

DAK Amerias is a globally competitive supplier of Terephthalic acid (TPA) - Monomers, Polyethylene Terephtalate Resins (PET) and Polyester Staple Fibers (PSF) for the western hemisphere. The company is headquartered in Charlotte, NC with manufacturing facilities in the Carolinas and Mississippi.

DAK Americas is a division of Alpek, the petrochemical and synthetic fibers business group of Alfa, S.A.B. de C.V., one of Mexico's largest corporations.

Job Responsibilities

The Reliability Services Technical Specialist will be responsible for leading the site's steam trap and leak repair program. Duties include performing steam trap surveys to identify, troubleshoot, repair, and solve complex steam trap problems. Hands-on repair of steam traps will be required. Will also be required to direct and coordinate piping and welding repairs done by others.

Duties will also include:

  • Equipment lubrication sampling and analysis.
  • Helium leak detection.
  • Ultrasonic leak detection.
  • Infared Thermography and Report preparation.
  • Ultrasonic Flow Measurement.
  • Vibration Data Collection.
  • Leading and supporting reliability improvement projects. Initiation of MOCs (Management of Change) will be required to implement improvements.

Job Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED required; Associates Degree preferred.
  • Knowledge of industrial equipment; including piping, pumps, motors, gearboxes, blowers, compressors, switchgear, etc, is required.
  • Must possess good troubleshooting and problem solving skills, have the ability to learn quickly, and work with minimal direction.
  • Strong computer skills, including Excel and Microsoft Office Suite is required. SAP experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) is preferred.
  • Strong communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills are required. Must be able to train and direct others.
  • Must be able and willing to occasionally work in on-call and off-shift situations.

DAK Americas LLC is subject to US Department of Commerce export regulations and thus must hire individuals who meet national security requirements. Interested applicants (or temporary employees) must meet eligibility requirements. DAK Americas LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Interested applicants please apply on our website through the below link: QLNR5Y4/?IPath=TNCNTPG


Job Title Reliability Services Technical Specialist
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Posted By DAK Americas
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Email Amber.Cowan(at)
Location Columbia, SC
Location Location -> USA - Southeast
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Classification Job Classification -> Reliability Specialist
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